North Dakota Court Records
Accessing North Dakota Court Records
The North Dakota legal system is dedicated to maintaining the court records so that they can be sharable with anyone with a valid reason for accessing them. The state recognizes that often people might have to access these records, and the state remains committed to honoring this. Of course, sometimes, some of the reports are not given out. This is when the information contained is confidential in nature or when a party in the lawsuit had specifically asked the judge to keep the records private. Some people without a valid ground for accessing these reports are also denied. But for most others, accessing the records is not a problem.
You can access the court records in North Dakota in two ways. You can do so online, or you can approach the Clerk's office in the particular court.
How to Perform an Online Check
There is an official website that you can visit to conduct your search. It is easy, and you can get the information you want quickly. All you need is an access to the Internet, and knowledge about the person's first and last name. You must of course also pay the fee, which is not refunded even if you cannot find the information. On the Internet, you can get the information contained in the record, but you cannot get a certified copy of it. For this, you must approach the Clerk's office.
Access to the North Dakota Supreme Court Records
If you require a certified copy of the record, head straight to the Clerk's office in person. If you cannot be there physically, then you can call up the office, or you can send your application through the mail. There is a fee for this service, as well.
Here, is the address that you should know,
Court Administrator's Office
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505
Here, are some other addresses you should know,
P.O. Box 39
Stanton, ND 58571-0039
Telephone number: (701) 745-3262
210 2nd Ave. N.W.
Mandan, ND 58554
Telephone number: (701) 667-3355
P.O. Box 69
Stanley, ND 58784-0069
Telephone number: (701) 628-2915
314 W. 5th St.
Bottineau, ND 58318
Telephone number: (701) 228-3983
P.O. Box 379
Bowman, ND 58623-0379
Telephone number: (701) 523-3450
P.O. Box 219
Bowbells, ND 58721-0219
Telephone number: (701) 377-2718
P.O. Box 5518
Bismark, ND 58502
Telephone number: (701) 222-6702
P.O. Box 2806
Fargo, ND 58108
Telephone number: (701) 241-5654
901 3rd St.
Langdon, ND 58249
Telephone number: (701) 256-2124
511 2nd Ave. SE
Jamestown, ND 58401
Telephone number: (701) 252-9042
P.O. Box 517
Cando, ND 58324-0517
Telephone number: (701) 968-4345
P.O. Box 805
Hillsboro, ND 58045-0805
Telephone number: (701) 436-4454
Grafton, ND 58237
Telephone number: (701) 352-2490
P.O. Box 179
Ashley, ND 58413
Telephone number: (701) 288-3450
Can Your Application for the Court Record be Denied?
Court records are in the public domain, and so you have the right to access it. But in some rare instances, the applications are denied. It can be denied if you haven't supplied the information correctly in your application, if the application was sent to the wrong office, if your application is vague, if the record does not exist, or if the information is confidential.
North Dakota Court Records
About Access to North Dakota Supreme Court Records
In the United States, most records that are created through court actions are considered public information. The public has a right to know what legal decisions are made, and in most cases, the individuals, groups, or entities are affected by them. The North Dakota Court system has provided an online vehicle to read important and public court documents that are not labeled "private" or sealed by the court.
For Whom Is The North Dakota Docket Search Intended?
The North Dakota Supreme Court has created their online docket search for the benefit of judges, lawyers, law students, members of the general public. The records placed on the online database give individuals an opportunity to peruse court opinions, hearing schedules, judgments, and decisions.
Tips for Searching the North Dakota Supreme Court Docket
Users of the online Docket search are provided a single entry field where they can enter specific keywords or phrases. Booleans can be used, such as "and," "or," and "not" to provide more specifics to keywords. Users can also check the "Free-Text Query" box and perform a search based on natural language in question form. The system can read a free-text query, create a query, and begin a search.